Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians #23) (Paperback)

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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians #23) (Paperback)


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This enlightening new book in the Practical Guides for Librarians series presents the practicalities of developing, implementing, and evaluating use-driven acquisition (UDA) in academic and special libraries, from the multi-dimensional perspectives of collections, acquisitions, and e-resources. Now that UDA is a proven method of collection management being utilized by an array of libraries around the globe, the need for a straightforward, uncomplicated guidebook is more essential than ever.

This book is both a reference source and a guide for current and future librarians. In addition to chapters highlighting e-book, print, and article-level UDA plans, the book will also include considerations for budgeting, interlibrary loan, consortia UDA, ongoing management and assessment strategies, and stimulating future trends. Of special interest are project management cycles detailing each phase and steps of implementing UDA plans, and relevant case studies involving librarians and vendors who have established UDA plans in libraries of various types and sizes.

This book provides a practical methodology for setting up use-driven acquisitions plans to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Every chapter covers important collection development and budgeting objectives of the library, and proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.

Practical features that can be used in day-to-day operations include:
- Project management lifecycle with phases and steps for successful implementation
- Sample reports and executive summaries for administrators
- Marketing and branding strategies
- Step-by-step checklists
- Assessment tools and examples
- Multiple case studies of various types of libraries, including budgets and current UDA policies
- Evaluative survey questions
- Interview transcripts
- Glossary of terms and acronym explanations.
Steven Carrico is the Chair of the Acquisitions Department, University of Florida Smathers Libraries, with an avid interest in collection development, library budgeting, e-books, and patron-driven acquisitions plans. With multiple publications to his credit on a variety of topics, Steven has presented at the American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, and Charleston library conferences. Michelle Leonard is a tenured associate university librarian in the Marston Science Library, University of Florida. In 2006, Michelle developed the original UF Libraries Books on Demand project through Interlibrary loan and subsequently course reserves. Since 2009, Michelle has conducted research on collection metrics and presented her research at several national and international conferences. Erin Gallagher is the E-Resources and Serials Librarian at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Prior to this, Erin spent three and a half years as a Collections Consultant with Ingram Coutts, a leader in academic library services. While with Ingram Coutts, Erin collaborated closely with academic libraries in the United States and Canada to develop and manage their PDA programs, and partnered with the Florida State University System to launch their 11-institution consortium PDA in 2013. Erin has published and presented on PDA projects at conferences such as Charleston and the American Association of Law Libraries Annual.
Product Details ISBN: 9781442262768
ISBN-10: 1442262761
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Practical Guides for Librarians